Northeastern Society of Agricultural Research Managers



Station Report


Name of Station: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)

Name of Member: Keith A. Hummel     Member Since: 1987

Address: USDA, BARC

Building 177C

Beltsville, MD 20705

Business Phone #: (301)504-9243 FAX #: (301)504-8746

Home Phone #: (410)875-2611 E-Mail Address: khummel@LPSI.BARC.USDA.GOV

Station Census: 400 Researchers Number of Staff: 61 Animal Caretakers

Number of Acres Involved in Research: 1,500 for livestock feed and production

Total Number of Acres: 7,000

Square Footage in Greenhouse: ?

Livestock: Dairy, beef, sheep, poultry, swine and small lab animals


BARC is made up of 4 Institutes - Plant Science, Human Nutrition, Natural Resources and Livestock and Poultry Sciences. The Livestock and Poultry Science Institute consists of 60 researchers that perform nutrition, reproduction and related research on all agricultural animals.

Pertinent Information:

Developing compost site for manure and miscellaneous wastes

Testing/developing yield monitor for forages

Operate anacrobic digester for odor control of manure

Developing/testing soybeans for forage production


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Last Updated 2/20/2011